Workshops / Summit Schedule

    Workshop Tracks

    Track 1

    Collaboration is Key! This track will explore the re-entry challenges facing returning citizens as they re-enter our communities. Sessions will focus on sharing information about support services, effective collaborations and other ideas to assist faith-based and advocacy organizations with their prison re-entry programs.

    • Critical Success Factors for Effective Re-Entry: Housing, Transportation, Employment, Getting ID’s and more. Movement Day Greater Dallas Team
    • Prison Re-Entry Challenges: Family Reunification & Counseling, Access to Healthcare, Mental Health and Wellness Services. Pastor Gary, Dr. Brenda Richardson-Rowe (Hogg Grant)
    • Life Development: Life Skills and Job Readiness through Mentoring. Re-Branding and ex-offender. Exodus Foundation, Dr. Renee Hornbuckle
    • Educational Programs versus Job Placement, Creative Employment Opportunities for Ex-Offenders – Skill Quest

    Track 2

    Re-Think Prison Ministry

    • How to start a Prison Ministry – In Prison, Preparing to Leave Prison, Community Re-entry and/or Partnering, Connecting with your Local, County, State and/or Federal Prison
    • Understanding Children and Families Impacted by Incarceration
    • Activating the Masses – How to get your members to serve in their area of giftedness!
    • What you should know: Prison from the Perspective of Wardens and Chaplains

    Track 3

    The Business of Prisons

    • The Economics of Prison Recidivism
    • The Cradle to Prison Pipeline and the New Prison Pipeline: Girls!
    • Church Advocacy – Social Justice, Changing the Laws, Expungements

    * All Schedules Subject to Change

Thurs., Oct. 27th

* All Schedules Subject to Change

  • 9 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 10 a.m. – Opening Keynote for Educators
  • Lunch
  • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. – Cradle to Prison Pipeline

Morning Intensive: Student/Teacher Programs - Toska Lee

  • 10 a.m. - Noon – Reversing the School to Prison Pipeline for Students
  • Lunch – Roundtable Discussion/Luncheon
  • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. – Intensive for Teachers
    • School Discipline: Who’s in Control?
    • Strengthening Schools and Families
    • The New Prison Pipeline: Girls!

Afternoon Intensive – Prison Summit

  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. – All Pro Dads: Programs to positively engage men and dads

Educators Intensive

Educator's Intensive
  • 8 a.m. - Registration/Continental Breakfast
  • 8:45 a.m. - Opening Plenary Session: Disrupting the Cradle/School to Prison Pipeline
    Participatory, interactive framing of what cradle/school to prison pipeline looks like, its impact and possibilities for disrupting and dismantling – includes water exercise/inequitable public school system in impoverished communities of color; stories of those caught in the pipeline and practical ways to disrupt and dismantle the pipeline
  • 10 a.m. - BREAK

Morning Intensive Workshop

  • 10:15 a.m. - Workshop I Description: Engaging Youth through Storytelling and Art - Renaming the world through the experience, voices and creativity of children and youth who are struggling with poverty, structural racism, violence and an educational system that may not uncover their gifts.
  • 11:20 a.m. - BREAK
  • 11:30 a.m. - Luncheon: Plenary Session II - From Tragedy to Transformation
    Keynote Speaker - Damien Durr
  • 12:50 p.m. - BREAK

Afternoon Intensive Workshops

  • 1 p.m. - 2:15
    Workshop II & Description: Moving from Zero Tolerance to Transformative Justice - Discipline policies and practices in public schools across the nation are excessively punitive and racially biased, criminalizing young people. This participatory workshop will focus on listening to and working in partnership with young people in impoverished communities of color to challenge and change zero tolerance discipline policies and practices, moving from retributive to transformative justice.
  • 2:25 - 3:40 p.m.
    Workshop III & Description: Freedom School Pedagogy – Creating community and congregational partnerships to invest in children and youth who are struggling with school and the streets, impoverishment and structural racism; integrates reading, conflict resolution and social action in culturally relevant curriculum.
  • BREAK
  • 3:55pm - 5 p.m.
    CLOSING PLENARY/ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Featuring leaders from the state of Texas legislature, Dallas County Juvenile Justice Center, Students impacted by incarceration and Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Fri., Oct. 28th

  • 8 a.m. – Registration
  • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Information and Resource Expo
  • 9 a.m. – Opening and Plenary Session #1
  • 10:30 a.m. - Noon – Workshops
  • Noon - 1:30 p.m. – Luncheon and Plenary Session #2
  • 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. – Workshops
  • 6:30 p.m. – Opening Night Reception
  • Live Entertainment
  • 7 p.m. – Celebration of Effective Prison and Social Justice Ministries
  • Opening Night Keynote Address

Sat., Oct. 29th

  • 8 a.m. – Registration
  • 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. – PRAYER BREAKFAST Celebrating those parenting through Incarceration!
  • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Information and Resource Expo
  • 9 a.m. – Opening and Plenary Session #3
  • 10:30 a.m. - Noon – Workshops
  • Noon - 1:30 p.m. – Luncheon Keynote and Plenary Session #4
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. – Workshops
  • 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Closing Session/Keynote Address